Durham - Pet-Friendly Restaurants & Cafes


The Federal

914 W. Main Street,
Durham, NC 27710
Pet Friendly The Federal in Durham, NC
Located in Durham’s historic Brightleaf District, The Federal is a brew pub featuring 14 microbrews on tap from around the country. They have a pet-friendly outdoor seating area and are happy to bring your pup a bowl of water on request. The food menu is limited but tasty, and they have daily specials and a late-night Breakfast for Dinner menu. We’re partial to the Fed Fries, tossed with garlic and fresh parsley. When we’re feeling meatless, we like the Roasted Eggplant Sandwich on Sunflower Bread topped with smoked gouda and red pepper aioli. Otherwise, we’re always torn between the Carnitas made with beer-braised pork and the Buffalo Chicken Sandwich—fried buttermilk-dipped hot sauce-infused chicken topped with blue cheese, arugula, and tomato on brioche. Mmmm!

Bleu Olive Bistro

1821 Hillandale Road,
Durham, NC 27705
This Mediterranean-inspired restaurant has a lovely pet-friendly patio where you can enjoy your meal with your best friend. Pick from selections like Honey-Glazed Lamb Tenderloin, Pan-Seared Crab Cakes with Smoked Onion Aioli, and Garlic Shrimp. Open lunch Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; dinner Monday through Thursday 5 to 9:30 p.m., Friday & Saturday to 10 p.m.; brunch Sunday 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Geer Street Garden

644 Foster Street,
Durham, NC 27701
Pet Friendly Geer Street Garden in Durham, NC
Geer Street Garden is a restaurant and bar located in the former Fletcher's Gulf Station on the corner of Foster and Geer Streets in downtown Durham. Simple, down home food and drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. There is a large outdoor patio that is dog friendly! Open Monday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday & Saturday 11:30 a.m. to midnight, Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Bull City Burger and Brewery

107 East Parrish St.,
Durham, NC 27701
A "farm to fork" restaurant with build-you-own burgers and dogs and much more. Beers on tap, beers in bottles. Enjoy it all and the fresh air in the pet friendly outdoor seating with your pup. Open Sunday through Thursday 11:11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday & Saturday 11:11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.


2512 University Dr.,
Durham, NC 27707
Pet Friendly Nanataco in Durham, NC
Oh my goodness, we love this place! Big Daddy's Burrito, Burrito Bowl, The Dirty Meats (crispy chicken liver, house smoked duck, pork belly, hog jowls, tongue, and lamb--shoot me, I'm dreaming!). Pet friendly outdoor seating for you and your bud.

Tylers's Restaurant & Taproom

324 Blackwell St.,
Durham, NC 27701
Pet Friendly Tylers's Restaurant & Taproom in Durham, NC
A fantastic pub menu and more. Your canine is welcome to join you on their pet friendly patio. Open Sunday & Monday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Mad Hatter Bakeshop & Cafe

1802 West Main Street,
Durham, NC 27705
Open breakfast, lunch, and dinner with wonderful choices like Carolina Watermelon Gazpacho, Fried Chicken Panzanella, and Edamame Succotash Salad. Enjoy it with your pooch on the pet friendly patio.

Nantucket Grill & Bar

5826 Fayetteville Road,
Durham, NC 27713
Pet Friendly Nantucket Grill & Bar in Durham, NC
It may be North Carolina but you'll find lots of wonderful seafood choices on the menu--Clam Roll, Crab Cakes, Lobster Roll, Shrimp Po' Boy. Your doggo is welcome to join you at the outdoor tables.

Hope Valley Diner

4015 University Dr.,
Durham, NC 27707
Pet Friendly Hope Valley Diner  in Durham, NC
A local institution, open breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Sit on the pet friendly patio with your best bud. Open Monday through Saturday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bull McCabe's Irish Pub

427 W Main St.,
Durham, NC 27701
Pet Friendly Bull McCabe's Irish Pub in Durham, NC
Enjoy 20 beers on tap and a great pub menu. Pets welcome on the patio. Open daily 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.